Friday, June 25, 2010

The Dead Yard—Tales of Modern Jamaica

This year's Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize has been awarded to Ian Thomson for The Dead Yard—Tales of Modern Jamaica (Faber)

  • Paperback: 384 pages

  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; First Edition edition (7 May 2009)

  • Language English

  • ISBN-10: 0571227619

  • ISBN-13: 978-0571227617

  • Here's the blurb:

    Jamaica used to be the source of much of Britain's wealth, a tropical paradise for the planters, a Babylonian exile for the Africans shipped to the Caribbean. This work focuses on the all-pervading influence of the USA; and the increasing disillusionment felt by its people, who can't rely on the state for their most basic security.

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